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Watch New Titillating Trailer For 'Black Dynamite' Animated Series Ahead Of July 8 Premiere

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2012 12:41 PM
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With this and The Boondocks returning for a 4th season, although a specific date hasn't been given yet, Adult Swim will become the choice TV location to go to for black anime for adults.

Art Council Of Amsterdam Concludes That African & Diaspora Cinema Has No Actual Relevance

  • By Heidi Lobato
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  • June 21, 2012 12:17 PM
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Africa in the Picture Film Festival has once again been rejected their anual allowance by the Art Counsil of the City of Amsterdam.

Outcry Over 2012 Highest Paid Actresses List's Lack Of Diversity. Really?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2012 11:36 AM
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Based on emails I've received, and articles I've read this week, some of you are apparently taken aback by the fact that the latest Forbes list of the 10 highest paid actresses, released earlier this week, is absent of any black actresses.

Kyle Massey Suing Producers Of Bristol Palin Reality Show

  • By Sergio
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  • June 21, 2012 11:11 AM
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In this week's "is this really news?" news item, former That's So Raven cast member Kyle Massey, his brother Christopher and his mother Angela, are suing the producers of the new Lifetime reality show Bristol Palin: Life's A Tripp (which, not surprisingly, completely tanked ratings-wise on its premiere), claiming they were ripped off.

The Weinstein Company Planning Awards Season Push For Omar Sy?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2012 10:43 AM
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I read a number articles this morning (starting with the NY Daily News) that suggested The Weinstein Company (TWC) is planning a Stateside awards season push for Omar Sy for his performance in The Intouchables, which surprised me.
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Michael Ealy's At-Risk Youth Drama 'Unconditional' Gets A Trailer And Release Date

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2012 10:30 AM
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Harbinger Media Partners has announced that the company will release the Michael Ealy drama Unconditional, on September 21.

Watch Samuel L. Jackson's Humorous Promos For The Upcoming 2012 BET Awards

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2012 10:15 AM
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Maybe it's because I just haven't watched BET in a long time, that may explain why I don't recall them getting creative with their Awards show promos; the network will roll out the promos in the days/weeks leading up to the broadcast of the awards show on Sunday, July 1 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

LAFF 2012 Review - 'Middle Of Nowhere' (aka "Nothing But A Woman")

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2012 10:05 AM
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Its star-studded, 800-seat West Coast premiere as a gala screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival last night, deserved a redit and repost of my review of the film after I saw it as the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. 

ABFF 2012 Review - 'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' (A Striking Feature Debut On Courage & Resiliency)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • June 21, 2012 9:30 AM
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Ultimately an ode to human resilience and self-reliance, Beasts Of The Southern Wild feels initially a little scattered, especially if you aren’t already familiar with the story; however by the second act, it all starts to come together and make sense. But what’s actually kind of interesting is that, without giving the plot away, there’s a structural chaos early on, that's accompanied by a blissful narrative; and as the film progresses into the second and third acts, there’s a reversal of that - the film’s structure seems to become much more orderly, while the narrative amplifies the tragedy.

The Second City Network Joins In On The Recent Interest In Everything Slavery-Themed (Are You Laughing?)

  • By Emmanuel Akitobi
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  • June 21, 2012 8:58 AM
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The highly anticipated Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained . . . Steve McQueen's Twelve Years A Slave . . . the controversial adidas "slavery-chain" sneakers.  The piece of American history that many Americans don't like to talk about is suddenly the talk of the town.  And the famous Second City comedy improv troupe, which has in the past done sketches featuring slavery-themes, has decided to foray into familiar territory with one of their latest, titled, If Credit Card Companies Told The Truth.
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